Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - Myall Creek Road fire (Richmond Valley LGA)

Posted:12/11/2019 14:04

An emergency warning is in place for a bush fire burning near Bungawalbin, New Italy and The Gap. The fire is out of control and spreading quickly.

Current Situation

The fire is expected to impact on the areas of Bungawalbin, New Italy and The Gap Road.
The fire is spreading quickly.
If you are in the path of the fire, you are at risk.

Advice

If you are in the area of Bungawalbin, New Italy and The Gap Road, you are at risk.
It is too late to leave.
Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

What you need to do

If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.
If you are in these areas and your plan is to leave, or your property is not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
Safer locations include built up areas, well away from bushland.
If you are unable to leave, identify a safer location which may be nearby. This may include a cleared area well away from bushland, or an identified Neighbourhood Safer Place www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/nsp
Avoid bushland areas.
A southerly change is forecast early on Wednesday morning. This may push the fire in a northerly direction.

If you are threatened by fire

Do not be in the path of the fire.
Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

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